International Foundation in Humanities and Law with English

Preparation for Bachelors degrees in Cultural and Creative Industries, Journalism, Law, Sociology and Psychology. The International Foundation combines academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into the first year of a university degree.

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Minimum entry requirements

  • Minimum age: 17
  • English level: B1: Intermediate / | IELTS 5
  • Academic level:

    If you have achieved the minimum IELTS score overall but do not have the required score in writing for direct entry, you will be considered on a case by case basis. You need to have completed 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Course format

  • Length of study: From 3 terms
  • Hours per week: 20
  • Maximum class size: 14
  • Typical student age: 17 - 24
  • Typical student mix:
    40% European, 50% Far Eastern, 10% Other

Dates and fees

  • Start dates:
    • 7 Jul 2014
    • 22 Sep 2014
    • 5 Jan 2015
  • Tuition fees: From 13995.00 GBP

    Tuition length options

    • 3 terms: 13995.00 GBP
    • 4 terms: 17945.00 GBP
  • Compulsory fees

    • Our admin fee: 49 GBP
    • Enrolment fee: 150.00 GBP
    • Textbooks per term: 60.00 GBP
  • Other expenses:


The International Foundation combines academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into the first year of a university degree.

Why apply for the International Foundation programme?

  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students
  • Full university status
  • A quality assured university programme
  • A conditional offer of a place on the first year of a relevant undergraduate degree at City University London
  • Professional support and guidance with university applications
  • Access to City University London support and facilities
  • The highest levels of personal care and support

The INTO City Foundation is the only International Foundation Programme that can guarantee progression to Cass Business School

Who should apply for the International Foundation programme?

You should apply for this course if you have completed secondary school education in your home country. The International Foundation programme provides academic preparation for first year entry and ensures that you meet the minimum English language requirement for entry to your chosen undergraduate degree programme at City University London. Successful completion of this programme will also allow you to apply for entry to other universities in the UK.

What will I study?

You will study the following modules:

Academic English

This module introduces and develops your skills in academic reading, writing, listening and speaking. It deals with the structure of academic writing through the study of academic texts related to your field of study. by doing practical tasks, you will develop the skills to read and interpret academic texts and write academic assignments.

Foundation Mathematics

This module covers key mathematical concepts and notations including manipulation of numerical and algebraic expressions, techniques for polynomial root-finding, coordinate geometry, trigonometry, differential and integral calculus, basic techniques of statistics and ideas of probability.

International and Development Studies

This module provides a grounding in the field of international relations and international development. It introduces theoretical perspectives and examines recent history and current trends in world development. It also covers in some detail the evolving structure and role of international institutions such as the United nations.




What will I study ?


In order to understand the background of the legal system you will study the principles of the constitution, including parliamentary sovereignty and the rule of law. You will also study various aspects of the legal system including the legislative system, common law, statutory interpretation and judicial precedent, civil and criminal proceedings and the hierarchy of the courts.

Society and Culture

This module introduces you to the basic concepts of society, socialisation and culture. Topics covered include race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, religion, and the mass media. You will also examine contemporary culture, covering issues related to consumption, popular culture and the influence of globalisation.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is both formal and informal. Entry to all City University London honours degrees is highly competitive, so the purpose of the assessment process is to help you improve and build on your success. Marks from the International Foundation programme do not count towards a final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet key criteria for progression.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following Bachelors degrees at City University London:

Social Sciences

  • BSc Criminology
  • BSc Criminology and Sociology
  • BSc International Political Economy
  • BSc International Politics
  • BSc International Politics and Sociology
  • BSc Psychology
  • BSc Sociology
  • BSc Media Studies and Sociology
  • BSc Sociology with Psychology


  • BA Journalism


  • LLB Law


  • BA Cultural and Creative Industries
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